simple steps to eye health

There are four simple steps to eye health you can take to your keep your eyes healthy even in today’s busy world.

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Be sure to schedule regular annual comprehensive eye exams. Just like regular physical exams for your body, your eyes need to be checked too. Establishing a relationship with an eye doctor will help to set the baseline for your eye health.

Even if you have perfect vision you can still have issues with your eyes that can be serious and carry no warning signs. The only way to detect issues early is through regular eye exams.

Determine Your Risk for Eye Disease

Although ageing can increase your risk of certain eye diseases, you may also be at higher risk if:

  • You have a family history of eye disease
  • You are overweight or obese
  • You are of African American, Native American or Hispanic descent
  • You have diabetes
  • You have high blood pressure

Be sure to talk to your doctor about your family health history and related health issues that may compound eye health issues if you are concerned.

Protect Your Health

Not only can eating healthy and exercising regularly help improve your overall health, it can also lower your risk of eye issues and eye disease. There are 3 main steps to take to protect your eye health in check:

  • Eat Healthy Foods
  • Get Regular Exercise
  • Quit Smoking

Protect Your Eyes Everyday

Simple steps you can take every day:

  • Wear Sunglasses
  • Wear Protective Eyewear
  • Give Your Eyes a Rest
  • Follow Sanitary Guidelines for Contact Use

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Source: nei.nih.gov
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